Traffic stop nets allegedly impaired driver

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — Police say they identified an impaired driver during a traffic stop late Wednesday night.

The Huntingburg Police Department stopped a 2006 Chevrolet Impala at Van Buren Street and Second Avenue after its driver, Gadir P. Ochoa, 47, 605 Bretz St., allegedly disregarded a stop sign at 11:22 p.m.

After allegedly spotting marijuana cigarettes in the driver’s side front door, police conducted a search that found eight individual plastic bags of marijuana.

Ochoa allegedly admitted to having smoked marijuana a few hours before the stop and police said he tested positive for marijuana in his system at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

Authorities booked Ochoa into the Dubois County Security Center at 1:57 a.m. today on preliminary misdemeanor counts of operating while under the influence of marijuana, possession of marijuana and dealing marijuana.

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